This is my favorite of the self-portrait series I did. The hair is made up mostly of back stitch with touches of stem and split stitches to create the texture. It is probably 8-10 shades of brown. I did the water all in split stitch. I have a hard time clocking the hours I spend working, but it took me about a month to do the water.
It is the first piece I have used watercolor crayons to do a wash on. I am slightly disappointed only in the fact that I think the blue wash isn’t visible under the blue stitching.